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  • Cisco: High Quality at a Bargain Price [View article]
    @jimmy46 and CGP -- if its true that their products suck, then csco's a great short -- and not a buy. The author hasn't done his research with users.
    Jun 5 10:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goodbye QE2, Time to Short the QQQ [View article]
    Excellent article, ending with an actionable suggestion.
    The drawback of course is if the market goes up by 5% you get nothing. So, offer a technical level above which one should sell off the puts. Think of it as a stop-loss for the puts.
    May 28 02:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pullback: Stock Price, Financial Statements Get Together, Finally [View article]
    If something happens to Steve, I'd give aapl tops a year or two. 0.000001% of the people in the world think the way he does. I don't see anyone else like him in the company - but maybe they are there. In that case they should come out in the open so that the public can gain confidence in appl
    May 28 02:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pullback: Stock Price, Financial Statements Get Together, Finally [View article]
    You may be a complete moron but you are the key to a winning strategy: yes, do the exact opposite of what you advocate and you will beat almost everyone.

    Oh -- you want to know why you are a complete moron? Simple. For all the years you spent in analysis (pun intended) you don't even understand, that when sales go up crazily, the percentage of most expenses goes down. THAT'S JUST THE FUNDAMENTAL NATURE OF MOST TYPES OF BUSINESS. DUH.

    The icing on the moronic cake? Your comment that just because it went down 8% the company is now a buy -- though it hadn't been for years! LOL!
    8% would be a margin of error for a stock that moves this rapidly - Yet you think your calculations are so precise that you didn't buy aapl, but now can!

    What a puffed up, arrogant belief in yourself. Anybody else that missed AAPL would be too ashamed to call himself an analyst and certainly not be stupid enough to write about it.

    I'm still laughing at your article....and you can keep crying, while AAPL soon becomes the world's largest company by market cap. Even a kid couldn't have missed aapl, its as easy as seeing iphones in everyone's hands and ipads out of stock. I guess you never thought these facts mattered.

    In fact, the only value in this article is that if *you* see value, it might be time to run away from AAPL. This is the first time I am actually concerned about AAPL. So you see, there is some value in your article after all. So don't quit your job, but if you do, you can work in an AAPL store. They are hiring.

    What this website needs is a feature called "not tracking" for authors like this one and "The Sane Investor". A blacklist.
    May 28 02:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cisco: High Quality at a Bargain Price [View article]
    May be true eventually but will take longer than one would have patience. Look at Citi.
    Better idea would be start investing only when it starts showing life for a few quarters. At this price, what's the rush?
    What if it falls again due to bad sentiment about the stock -- what if all the funds decide they don't want it?
    Don't be in a hurry.
    May 28 01:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why (Almost) $400 Silver Is a Realistic Peak Price [View article]
    This article about the ratio being the reason for a price increase is like a dog chasing its own tail. The ratio is the outcome, not the reason, for price moves. You can't use it as an argument because the swings (as per your own article) are pretty wide. So you based your article on gold going through the roof -- well -- if that happens, you don't need ratios to tell you that silver will rise with more volatility.
    May 23 01:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why (Almost) $400 Silver Is a Realistic Peak Price [View article]
    Hi Mike What's a good website for some long-term silver charts? Kitco doesn't work for me.
    May 23 01:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Microsoft's Skype Acquisition Makes Sense [View article]
    Seriously though...
    The article is absolutely amateur stuff. When you pay $8.5 bn, you can't justify it because it gives your Mobile OS one more feature.
    MS paid some $400 mn for hotmail many years back, still not recovered.
    BTW you don't even understand Telepresence.
    "The sane investor" thinks conclusions from seriously limited knowledge and knee-jerk reactions can form an article. Jeez. Young man, do your research for a few WEEKS before you even dare to unleash your articles on us. You are being cut to ribbons and looking really stupid.
    May 23 01:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Microsoft's Skype Acquisition Makes Sense [View article]
    Microsoft paid $8.5 Bn for Skype.

    Stupids!! They could have downloaded it for free :)
    May 23 01:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why It's Highly Unlikely Silver's Parabolic Rise Was a Short-Squeeze [View article]
    Agree with you. BTW where is that "still short" 176 million ounces figure from, and what was it before the crash? And where are the 5 days left for 1 million ounces from? It would be good to know the source.
    Of course, it makes a huge difference to investment strategy whether or not it goes $50 in one year or in one month. What kind of investments are you making in silver?
    May 23 12:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Online Money Show: 4 Reasons the Silver Bubble Should Continue to Deflate [View article]
    David: The silver fall was set up on a Sunday by doing it in Japan, where they made it fall $4 on just 6000 ounces of silver, while the rest of the world was sleeping. When this manipulation wasn't enough, margins were raised several times -- and few realize what this really means. This means, the more you sell, the more the price goes down, the more margin you need to pay. The more you need to sell to pay margin, and the more the price goes down. Its a vicious cycle that moves exponentially. Not sure it collapsed because it was a bubble. A bubble collapses when there is no one left to buy -- not the case here, given the vast number of silver fans.
    The proof will be that silver will take this fall in its stride and sooner or later come back and pass $50. I'd say less than 5 years. When that happens, write and admit you were wrong, and buy us all some beer.
    May 23 12:07 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Dead Cat Bounce in Silver [View article]
    The bounce from 33 to 38 was a perfect 30% retracement of the fall. A rise from 33 to 38 is a 15% bounce -- that's a bounce for sure.

    In any case the trend has not yet been broken so in theory it can even go back up again. And as of today silver still hasn't fallen.

    And it hasn't broken the 61.8% retracement either of the big rise this year. Therefore, you can't assume a fall with no more bounces. In fact, I predict that if it falls, it will have another bounce.

    We didn't have a bet, but since it did actually bounce, you owe us all a beer!
    May 23 11:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Just Pulled Another 'Microsoft' With Its Purchase of Skype [View article]
    > Isn't it interesting the the companies most interested in accusing others of piracy got their start stealing code from dumpsters behind the then big companies? <

    It gets much worse. Even when stinking rich, Microsoft lost the piracy case in Stac Electronics vs Microsoft -- in which I understand Microsoft stole and used Stac's code in DOS, and even left Stac's copyright message in there, this was proven in court. The court ordered Microsoft to pay $80 million at the time.
    May 23 11:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Dead Cat Bounce in Silver [View article]
    Ken -- we got a pretty good bounce -- whatever made you think there wouldn't be one?
    May 17 02:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's the Next Trade for Precious Metals? [View article]
    Yatin what's the target price if you are going long, and over what time frame?
    May 9 04:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment